Press Releases

21 June 2021 The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is an independent health products regulatory authority, governed by national legislation, whose mandate is to ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of health products available in South Africa. These essential requirements have been similarly applied...

22 April 2021 SAHPRA is pleased to announce the launch of the Med Safety App. The Med Safety App is a mobile application (App) that is designed to simplify and promote the reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs), including adverse events following immunisation (AEFIs) by...

13 April 2021 We have noted the decision taken by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States of America to advise the temporary suspension of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine rollout in the US. This has occurred to due reports of 6 females who developed...

01 April 2021 SAHPRA registered the Covid-19 Vaccine Janssen on 31 March 2021, with conditions. The registration was done in terms of Section 15(6a) of the Medicines and Related Substance Act 101 of 1965. The Covid-19 Vaccine Janssen is an adenovirus type 26 vectored vaccine indicated for...